Meetings and events are a global economic powerhouse. And while in-person meetings have been impacted, our industry is adjusting to support clients and return to a healthy and thriving global economy.
We’re Ready to Create Connections
Even with the convenience of pivoting to virtual, in-person events are still the preferred way to meet for an optimal, engaging experience. They deliver topline growth, bottom line results and, most of all, human connections. We learn, change and innovate when we are together – and that value is something that cannot be replicated.
We’re Ready to Ignite the Economy
In a study commissioned by the Events Industry Council, findings showed that the business events sector directly generated more output than many large global sectors – including consumer electronics and computers and office equipment.
As the world prepares to return to business as usual, our industry prepares to restore its place as a critical business driver to a healthy and thriving global economy.
Concise is donating iPads to NHS hospitals in the UK to help COVID-19 patients stay connected with loved ones.
We're helping People Powered put the word out to everyone, including our competitors, who can donate working smart devices that are capable of video calling.
We're also inviting Entertainment & Event Industry Professionals to volunteer their time or trade skills to the NHS.
Get in touch with People Poweredto help...and click below to learn more.
The need for iPads came to our attention from one of our clients who put us in touch with People Powered. This group of volunteers from across the entertainment and live event industries are providing support to the NHS, including Intensive Treatment Units where the need is greatest, to relieve pressure on the health service and assist with flattening the curve.
Amongst their many activities, People Powered volunteers have helped:
Provide NHS hospitals in the UK with 3000+ walkie-talkies as a communications solution between COVID and non-COVID spaces to reduce the amount of PPE they’re going through.
Set up a shop at the Royal Free Hospital allowing staff to pick up essentials and fresh food and veg after shifts, without facing the supermarkets and potentially empty shelves
Build outside facilities to create triage centres, waiting areas and staff rest areas.
For NHS facilities seeking help, People Powered will assign a specific person who’ll arrange pretty much anything you need by drawing on the skills of experienced freelancers and a wide range of infrastructure suppliers. Their volunteers will lift the load, so you can flatten the curve.
Concise has just shipped 50 iPads to Weill Cornell Medicine to help doctors and patients in NYC during the COVID-19 crisis.
We're encouraging others who have working smart devices to donate to local hospitals that may be in need.
Thanks to Dianne DiNardo owner at OneSource Worldwide Inc, a corporate meeting planning firm we partner with, for connecting us. Dianne posted on LinkedIn last week about Weill Cornell Hospital's need....
Dianne's post said: "They are now training all docs to be able to do ICU level care and vent management. Typically only ICU doctors (critical care docs and ER docs) do this but now b/c of maxed critical care docs, they are retraining other doctors. They are creating telemedicine where a doctor can use an ipad to consult a ICU doctor to help me manage the ventilation settings, etc. Also, we are having a lot of grieving patients who can not have visitors, providing iPads to them or their families to interact is immensely important. Any connections are welcomed as I have the contact at Weill Cornell Medicine ready to receive if you have the iPads!"
Arthur Evans, MD, MPH, Chief, Hospital Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine wrote: "Thank you for all of your help! We also extend our greatest and highest gratitude for this amazing donation! Your iPads will not only help patients see their families, they will limit exposure, provide an opening for psychiatry services, preserve our PPEs, and allow additional services easy access to our patients."
Thanks also to our Concise team members – James Shepheard-Walwyn (Director), Jim Hughes (General Manager UK), Peter Engelbrecht (Head of Operations) and Fernando Dominguez (Operations Manager) – who organized, prepped and shipped the iPads.
Photos: (Below left) The Concise NY team, pre-social distancing days. (Below right) Concise iPads ready for delivery to Weill Cornell Medicine.
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